Caprarola in Lazio

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Caprarola is a town and comune in the province of Viterbo, in the Lazio region of central Italy. The village is situated in a range of volcanic hills known as the Cimini Mounts.

The town is home to the large Renaissance mansion or villa which dominates the surrounding country-side, Villa Farnese (or Villa Caprarola). Not to be confused with the Palazzo Farnese in Rome, it was initially built as a fortress, as the town and the surrounding area was a feud of the House of Farnese, by the cardinal Alessandro Farnese senio in 1530, according to a project of the architect Antonio da Sangallo the Younger. After only four years the project came to a halt when the cardinal was elected pope in 1534 under the name Paul III.

© Daderot Gardens of Palazzo Farnese © Daderot Lake Vico © Stefano Fiaschi/cc-by-sa-2.5 © Livioandronico2013/cc-by-sa-4.0 Palazzo Farnese © Livioandronico2013/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Livioandronico2013/cc-by-sa-4.0 Palazzo Farnese © Smecucci/cc-by-sa-3.0 Palazzo Farnese © Livioandronico2013/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Villa Farnese was used as film location in many movies and TV series, such as Medici: Masters of Florence, The Man From Uncle and The Two Popes.

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